Summary for 2015

We have had a wonderful year!

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So many places visited, so much sewing accomplished and so many new experiences.

I started teaching hand quilting, hand piecing and applique this year at Cindy’s Quilt Shop in Caldwell, ID.

I began and finished a small quilt for the American Quilt Study Group‘s 2015 Circa 1825 Challenge. Hand pieced, hand quilted and finished in time to send off for viewing in Indianapolis in September. I was perplexed when it was returned without judging notes, though; the quilts entered into this competition did not get to travel as promised, either. I still like it and will enter into the Boise Basin Quilters 201 show this next September.

I figure I invested about 300 hours in this 39″ x 39″ wall hanging.

I also worked with our local quilting group, Syringa Quilters, to put together and finish a quilt for one of Caldwell’s biggest supporters, Bill Crookham. Quilt

Christmas brought two more quilts to finish for grand babies, Bailey and Caleb Cook.

With  adding in time for trips to Hawaii, Los Angeles, Bishop, Clarkston, Anatone, Minnesota, West Virginia and Salt Lake City, it is amazing that so many projects actually were finished.

I also am the secretary for the Board of the  Orma J. Smith Natural History Museum and have become one of their Outreach Specialists.

Birding is my other passion. Hoping to spend much more time studying birds as well as observing them in the field.

Steve and I also host several families on Wednesday night for dinner. Love our community dinners to recharge in mid-week!!

Hoping to post weekly here in 2016 and focus on the process of quilting more than just the finished projects. Happy New Year, friends!

Billie

 

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About travel4wine2013

I am a quilter now that I have retired from teaching kindergarten.
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